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Key Features of the Living Well Grants


Initiation and coordination of partnerships or coalitions with local and state-level organizations, agencies, and other relevant stakeholders, including at least one-self advocacy organization, in the design, implementation, and replication of grantee activities

Meaningful and active engagement with self-advocates and families

Continuous, meaningful, and active engagement of self-advocates and family members throughout the life cycle and in all stages of the project

Evidence based practices for service improvements

Use of evidence based and innovative strategies to (1) improve access to and quality of community services, (2) reduce and mitigate abuse and neglect, and (3) support empowerment, self-determination, and self-advocacy

Building capacity of DSPs and HCBS providers

Prevention-based tools and technical assistance to address common needs, such as changing the 'culture of abuse and neglect' in HCBS settings and transferring knowledge of positive behavior

Reducing abuse and neglect through community monitoring

Collection, analysis, and dissemination of data to develop and implement coordinated community monitoring that builds on existing local or state infrastructure and partnerships

Addressing health and safety with data tools

Data tools and evidence based practices for monitoring high-risk individuals and addressing reoccurring issues of health and safety concerns

Program and outcome evaluation

Process and outcome evaluation to analyze delivery and impact of project activities


Assurance of organizational, financial, and/or community stability to continue and refine grantee work


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Last modified on 10/20/2023

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